The Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has responded to dozens of Kenyans who are willing to sell their body organs.
The country’s largest referral hospital revealed that some Kenyans have been sliding into its social media platforms’ inboxes, asking how much a body organ, especially the kidney goes for.
Others have been showing up and the facility intending to trade their organs.
But KNH has some disappointing news to the potential donors.
“‘How much for my kidney?’ is our most inboxed question. Please note that organ sale is strictly prohibited and illegal,” the hospital said, adding “you can only donate out of free will”.
Kenyans questioned why donate for free and then the same organs are sold to recipients for hundreds of thousands of shillings.
However, it is good to note that a hospital spends a lot of money preserving the organ to ensure the recipient will get a healthy organ. On top of that, the doctors use expensive medical equipment to carry out a procedure to plant the organ in another human.
Almost all nations in the world have banned selling of human organs, apparently to prevent human trafficking.
In the few Asian countries where trading of human organs is allowed, strict regulations have been imposed to ensure there is no human trafficking.
However, South Asia is known as the world’s largest black market for kidneys, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The highly secretive rings fill the demand that has been cannot be addressed due to legal restrictions.
For example, if you are diagnosed with kidney problems, you spend the rest of your life hooked up to a dialysis machine unless you get a willing donor.